Rating 5 Stars
The Crown is the fifth and final book in the Selection series. I love this series as a whole and highly recommend it.
The first three books follow America Singer as she enters her Selection. Read my review here!
The Heir is when we are introduced to Eadlyn, the daughter of America and Maxon. (Read my review of The Heir here)
The Crown concludes our journey with Maxon, America and Eadlyn. I am sad this series has come to end but we can always re read!
Let’s Dive in!
“A selection can only have one winner. A princess only has one heart.
When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection she didn’t expect to fall in love the way her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you … and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible – and more important – than she ever imagined.”
Eadlyn’s Character Arc
We meet Eadlyn in the Heir and she is the future queen. Eadlyn is raised from the moment she came into this world – seven minutes before her twin brother – as the future queen.
Eadlyn is entitled and stubborn. She has no empathy for the people around her. She wants everything done her way.
However, I never dislike Eadlyn she is simply the person she was raised to be. If you were raised in a castle with tutor’s, parties and shadowing your father the King, you too would be entitled.
It isn’t until she meets her selected that she realizes how small her world view really is. The men she meets challenge her perceptions of herself.
By the end of the Crown, Eadlyn has become a young women in love. She understands that she can be an excellent queen, have a relationship and still please her people.
The biggest thing she learns is that she is not alone. She can rely on other people.
The Selection Process
I really like how with America being in the Selection we understand what it is like to be in the competition.
With Eadlyn, we see what it is like to have to pick a future partner while still running a Kingdom. We never really knew how hard it was for Maxon but I could imagine with a father like his, he struggled a lot.
Even better, we still get to see America and Maxon in love. I am all for a happily ever after. I ate it up! They are ruling a Kingdom, raising there four kids and still in love. *heart melts*
I highly recommend The Selection Series!
If you have not read this series yet, DO IT NOW! The books are not very long but I thoroughly enjoyed every second of them. Honestly, I will go back and reread this series soon.
Is there a series you love that continues in the same world? Let me know in the comments below!